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More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

Preparing Children For A New Baby In The House

A newborn can be tough for the child who's used to being the baby

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–Packing a bag for the hospital is just one of them many items on the to–do list before a new baby arrives! One thing professionals said you might forget about, is preparing your other children for the change “I’m due September 9th,” said  Kristen Mayfield, who is expecting her third child. Although this isn’t her first pregnancy, it…

Days Left to Finish Minnesota Budget Deal

No budget deal could mean another government shutdown

Minnesota’s political leaders have just days left to come up with a budget deal. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature have until the May 22 deadline to finish the budget. They need to come up with a plan to spend a $1.65 billion surplus. We are inching closer to a potential government shutdown but that’s nothing new to…

It’s a Great Day to be a Dragon: MSUM Celebrates Graduation

MSUM held their 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students had grins cheek to cheek as they got ready for the one of the biggest days of their college careers. “I’m nervous! I’m really nervous but I’m excited,” said graduate Sara Bogardus. “Honestly it’s a little bittersweet feeling,” said graduate Jordan Cresap. “Well, I don’t think it really hit me until last night when I…

Anglers Prepping for Minnesota Fishing Opener

DNR officials say the Mississippi has catch rates similar to many of the state's best fishing lakes

MINNESOTA — Thousands of anglers are getting ready for the 70th annual Minnesota Fishing Opener which casts off tomorrow. Anglers in the state will be able to catch walleye, pike and trout. Governor Dayton will host the opener along the Mississippi River in the St. Cloud area, a first for that part of lakes country. DNR officials say the Mississippi…

Moorhead Police Ask for Public’s Help in Finding Missing Teen

If you have any information, please call the Red River Valley Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 and ask for the on-duty Moorhead Police Supervisor

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding any information on a missing teen. Police said 17-year-old Sheyanne Butler was last seen at her home on April 16th. They say she ran away from home and may still be in the area or in the Grand Forks area. Police say they have looked…

Minnesota Lawmakers in Middle of Blame Game

Senate Republicans were stalled for the second day because another senator's absence left them without the necessary votes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Work on a budget for Minnesota is still at a standstill as leaders now continue to point fingers at who is responsible. Gov. Dayton and Republican House and Senate leaders are no longer negotiating while House Speaker Kurt Daudt accuses the governor of attempting to run out the clock. Senate Republicans were stalled for the second…

Defense Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Want to Act Out Fatal Shooting of Castile

The state may argue against the admissibility of the exhibit

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Attorneys for the St. Anthony officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop say they want to use the victim’s driving record as evidence. Court documents show defense attorneys for Officer Jeronimo Yanez want to use Philando Castile’s driving record as well as his arrest record in the trial for their…

Affordable Homes May Soon See a Resurgence in Moorhead

Twin homes in Minnesota no longer require the costly instillation of a sprinkler system

MOORHEAD, Minn. — New legislation signed by Governor Dayton means good news for twin homes in Moorhead. It was an issue which some builders say caused them to lose buyers to North Dakota. It’s a change which could save new home buyers in Moorhead up to $10,000. “You take $10,000 off, that might mean the difference between a sale and…

Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…